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Thursday November 16 2017
‘Football? I prefer beer and BBQ…’

Dani Osvaldo reveals he left football because “I prefer beer and barbecue to money”.

The former Juventus, Roma and Southampton striker retired from football to pursue a career in rock & roll, and he insists he has no regrets.

“I decided to quit at Boca, there was too much gossip,” Osvaldo recalled, speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I couldn’t go out, I was afraid of people. I couldn’t do it anymore. I had offers from China and clubs in the Champions League, but I was detached.

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Monday November 13 2017
World Cup Liveblog: Italy v Sweden

Join us for all the build-up, action and post-match comments from Italy’s decisive World Cup play-off with Sweden at San Siro.

A deflected Jakob Johansson shot means the Azzurri must win 1-0 to force extra time or 2-0 to qualify directly to the tournament in Russia.

It kicks off in Milan's Stadio Giuseppe Meazza at 19.45 GMT.

If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE.

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Monday November 13 2017
Line-ups: Italy-Sweden

Jorginho gets his first competitive start for Italy with Manolo Gabbiadini and Alessandro Florenzi for the World Cup play-off against Sweden.

It kicks off at San Siro at 19.45 GMT, follow all the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

The first leg ended 1-0 in Solna on Friday evening thanks to a Jakob Johansson shot that was deflected off Daniele De Rossi.

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Monday November 13 2017
Italy-Sweden: Probable Line-Ups

Italy are expected to start Jorginho, Alessandro Florenzi and Manolo Gabbiadini in the decisive World Cup play-off against Sweden.

The Azzurri lost the first leg 1-0 in Solna on Friday due to a deflected Jakob Johansson strike and the place in Russia will be assigned tonight.

The second leg kicks off at Milan’s San Siro at 19.45 GMT.

With Marco Verratti suspended, Simone Zaza and Leonardo Spinazzola injured, Coach Giampiero Ventura is leaving Danilo D’Ambrosio in the stands.

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Sunday November 12 2017
Italy-Sweden: Probable Line-Ups

Italy are expected to give Jorginho and Manolo Gabbiadini rare competitive starts in the decisive World Cup play-off against Sweden.

The Azzurri lost the first leg 1-0 in Solna on Friday due to a deflected Jakob Johansson strike and the place in Russia will be assigned on Monday.

The second leg kicks off at Milan’s San Siro at 19.45 GMT.

With Marco Verratti suspended, Simone Zaza and Leonardo Spinazzola injured, Coach Giampiero Ventura is leaving Danilo D’Ambrosio in the stands.

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Wednesday October 25 2017
Gabbiadini admits Italy desire

Manolo Gabbiadini admits “I can’t say that I don’t think about going back” to Italy and that “I didn’t think I’d become a professional footballer.”

In a wide-ranging interview with Gianluca Di Marzio’s website, Gabbiadini also expressed his happiness with life at Southampton and playing in Premier League, as well as giving an insight into his humble beginnings – and passion for Netflix.

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Tuesday October 24 2017
‘Inter, Fiorentina wanted Boufal’

Sofiane Boufal’s agent claims both Inter and Fiorentina wanted the Southampton man in the summer.

The 24-year-old scored a stunning goal against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend, and his representative spoke to SFR Sport 1 about the move.

“He feels good now, he’s just waiting to play more,” Yvan Le Mée said.

“In August we had clubs like Inter, Fiorentina and Celta Vigo, who know what they’re doing when it comes to buying players, who all wanted to buy him at any cost.

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Friday October 20 2017
Gab: Italy have 51% chance

Manolo Gabbiadini admits he ‘misses’ Italy, who have a “51 percent chance” in the World Cup playoffs, but believes Southampton can take him to Russia.

In the second half of his interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Gabbiadini revealed “it was an honour” to play for Napoli and that he “fell in love” with Bologna but lamented how he could not take his son to Serie A games “out of fear”.

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Friday October 20 2017
Gab reveals Saints ‘motives’

Manolo Gabbiadini is enjoying the ‘instinctive’ Premier League and reveals being “an hour away from London and Heathrow” helped him choose Southampton.

Gabbiadini joined Southampton from Napoli at the start of the year and memorably scored six goals in his first two months at the club, before an injury and a mounting cautiousness in his side’s play under Claude Puel resulted in the striker ending the campaign on a barren note.

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Tuesday August 29 2017
Lazio no Gabbiadini, maybe Niang

Manolo Gabbiadini “is not for sale,” said the Southampton star’s agent, so Lazio fight Torino for Milan’s M’Baye Niang instead.

The Italy international’s name had been mentioned as a potential replacement for Keita Balde Diao, who is undergoing his medical with Monaco this evening.

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